Slow-Cooker Italian Sausage Lasagna

Slow-Cooker Italian Sausage Lasagna

An Italian classic, with plenty of meat and cheese, is surprisingly easy and delicious prepared in a slow-cooker.

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lb bulk Italian pork sausage
cup chopped onion
cans (15 oz each) Italian-style tomato sauce
teaspoons dried basil leaves
teaspoon salt
container (15 oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
cup grated Parmesan cheese
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (12 oz)
uncooked lasagna noodles
  1. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, basil and salt.
  2. In medium bowl, mix ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
  3. Into 3 1/2- to 5-quart slow cooker, spoon 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4 noodles, broken into pieces to fit. Top with half of the cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with 4 noodles, remaining cheese mixture and 1/4 of the sausage mixture. Top with remaining 4 noodles and remaining sausage mixture.
  4. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
  5. About 10 minutes before serving, sprinkle top of lasagna with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Cover; let stand about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cut lasagna into pieces.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Love your lasagna thick and meaty? For thick pieces of lasagna, use a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. A larger slow cooker will also work, but your lasagna pieces will be a bit thinner.
Caesar salad and Italian bread make nice accompaniments to this delicious lasagna.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 660
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 31g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 90mg;
  • Sodium 1780mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 52g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 43g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.